In 1992 a very fragile Eric Clapton stepped onto the MTV stage to preform his biggest selling album of all times. The multi platinum, Grammy winning unplugged recording came on the heels of the end of the Journeyman guitarist’s 20 year love affair with alcohol. Clapton struggling with the tragic death of his 4 year old son Conor delivers a set of songs highlighted by his biggest hit single Tears in Heaven which was penned to morn his loss, and never intended for publication. This along with reworked versions of Lonely Stranger, Layla, and the beautiful, moving rendition of Running on Faith are complemented by several blues classics to create this true master performance.
The 20th anniversary remastered edition of that performance was released last year. It includes a second disc with six additional songs, including acoustic versions of Circus and My Father’s Eyes which would appear later on Clapton’s Pilgrim album.